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This post is a guide to Florence's Uffizi Gallery, including how to get tickets and discounts. This post is current for 2020.




The Uffizi Gallery is home to collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance periods. Our favorite is Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, but you can also find works of Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raffaello, to name a few. It is also home to some incredible ancient sculptures.  It is one of the most important and most visited Italian museums.



About the Uffizi Gallery

The art collection of the Uffizi Gallery was once owned by the ruling house of Medici and was gifted to the city of Florence when the house died out. While the collection has been visited upon request since the 16th century, it wasn’t open to the public until 1765. It has been a formal museum since 1865 and is visited by just over two million guests annually from all around the world.

Today the Uffizi Gallery is right next to Piazza ell Signoria. It takes up the first two floors of the large building its in, a building designed by Giorgio Vasari and constructed between 1560 and 1580.

Getting Tickets 

Ticket prices for seeing the Uffizi Gallery are dependant on what time of year you come. It is more expensive in the busy season (March-November):

Hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 8:15am- 6:50pm(18:50). The gallery is closed on Mondays. It is also closed on January 1st & December 25th.

Price: (March 1- October 31): Regular- 12€, Reduced (EU Citizens aged 18+)- 2€, (November 1- February 28): Regular- 20€, Reduced- 2€

Who qualifies for a reduced price: Free admission is available for all children under 18 years; persons with disabilities; scholars; student groups and teachers. For a whole list of who qualified for a reduced price, click here.


Check out our City Pass post to learn about all the discounts you can score while visiting Florence. Below is a list of discounts specifically for the Uffizi Gallery.

  • Florence Turbo Pass: Includes a lot of skip-the-line admission for popular attractions, including the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Firenze Card: Valid for 3 days, this is a museum pass that includes a lot of attractions, including the Accademia Gallery, and offers priority access (skip-the-line).
  • Florence City Pass: Includes hop-on-hop-off bus and 2-way airport transfer, as well as admission to the Uffizi Gallery (skip-the-line).

You can also save a lot by combining different activities:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour + Uffizi Gallery
    • 24-Hour Bus Tour: €70/Adults | €59/Children
    • 48-Hour Bus Tour: €75/Adults | €60/Children
    • Includes a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
    • Purchase tickets or learn more.


  • Uffizi Gallery + Florence Walking Tour
    • €64/Adults | €55/Youth, Students | €37/Kids | €60/Seniors
    • Includes a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
    • Includes cappuccino or gelato before the tour.
    • Purchase tickets or learn more.


  • Uffizi Gallery + Accademia Gallery + Florence Walking Tour
    • €88/Adults | €86/Youth, Students, Seniors | €65/Kids
    • Includes a guided tour of both galleries.
    • Includes a free bottle of water or ice cream.
    • Includes free souvenir.
    • Purchase tickets or learn more.

There are also several free admission days you will want to check for before your visit! Click here to learn how to get into the Uffizi Gallery on free admission days. Below are the free dates for 2020:

  • National Museum Week (check online)
  • January 5, 2020
  • February 2, 2020
  • March 1, 2020
  • March 25*
  • May 27*
  • June 2*: Italian Republic Day.
  • June 24*: Feast Day of Saint John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence.
  • August 12*: Commemoration of the Fire occurred at the Uffizi
  • October 11*
  • October 31*
  • November 6*

*Some of the observed days might land on dates that the gallery is closed. In those cases, the free day will display online, usually the day before or after. To learn more about the free admission days and why they are observed, click here.

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What to See

We mentioned that the Uffizi Gallery is home to Botticelli's Birth of Venus. This artwork is renowned around the world, but there are others worth coming out to see. We listed some below that we think you've heard of and won't want to miss:

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About The Author

Boglarka Bordas

Boglarka is a tour guide and content writer. While obtaining her degree in Professional Writing from The University of Texas at San Antonio, she visited DC and went on her very first Free Tours by Foot. She loved it so much that she has been part of FTBF since 2015. Working as a guide has given her the freedom to travel, including trips to the Bunny Island off Japan, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, eating her way around Italy, hunting for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, and finally seeing her first Broadway show in New York. Her family is from Hungary - Boglarka means Buttercup.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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